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EGYPT: Young Girl Dies During Circumcision

Al-Minya, Egypt -- Budour Ahmad Shaker, a young girl from Al-Minya province in Egypt, died while undergoing circumcision at a private clinic. The Egyptian National Council for Mothers and Children called on the Egyptian health minister to ban doctors from performing female circumcisions. Egyptian Mufti Dr. Ali Gum'a said in response to the incident that the former mufti of Egypt had already banned female circumcision. Sources: Al-Ahram, Egypt, June 23, 2006; Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Egypt, June 24, 2007; Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, June 25, 2007.
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